In case you havent heard the big news, PMC is partnering with GOA and will be co-locating with the EXPO THEATER on the show floor in February! And more good news – we will be working very closely with Chris Smith from the American Graphics Institute and I will have some passes to sessions and other goodies to share in the next few weeks… so stayed soon and SEE YOU IN ORLANDO!!!

GOA Educational Sessions Bring the Latest in Print, Design Trends Under One Roof to Worldwide Attendees

Early bird registration ends January 31, 2013

New Digital Classroom Live! (formerly cre8 conference) from the producers of the popular book, video, & online series

GOA logoOrlando, FL – December 14, 2012 – Graphics of the Americas Expo & Conference (GOA) announces that registration and early bird pricing for its renowned educational session offerings is now available. During the popular seminars, industry experts present a multitude of trends and forecasts, and guide attendees through best practices and hands-on tutorials.

Produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, and now in its 38th year, GOA is held February 21-23, 2013, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Multi-track sessions offer something for everyone
The foremost leaders in the industry converge to present sessions on prepress & production; digital printing; sales & marketing; management; publishing; wide format; design & creative; web & interactive; Photoshop; InDesign, and more.

Select highlighted sessions include:
The New Digital Printing Landscape: Toner, Inkjet & More
– Presented by: Frank Romano
Hybrid Printing: Integrating The Power of Digital and Offset
– Presented by: Frank Kanonik
Making the Transition to Integrated Marketing
– Presented by: Julie Shaffer
Making More Money Printing on Innovative Materials
– Presented by: Nicholas Hellmuth

“GOA has become synonymous with education and inspiration,” says George Ryan, GOA President. “Our seminars provide attendees the world over with in-depth educational content, case studies, and actionable insight to help them understand and learn what they need to be doing in today’s market, where they should be investing their time and energy, and how to make decisions for the future.”

Digital Classroom Live! (formerly cre8 conference)
This year’s conference features the co-located Digital Classroom Live, presented by American Graphics Institute (AGI). Here, attendees learn from the team of authors & instructors who create the Digital Classroom series of books, videos & online content. Over 30 workshops offer designers and publishers a one-stop-shop to update their creative skills and interact with the experts. Sessions cover design skills, Adobe Creative Suite applications, and the skills necessary for succeeding in print, digital, and Web publishing.

Chris Smith, President of AGI and Producer of Digital Classroom Live, says, “Digital Classroom Live provides useful information for entire design groups or digital publishing teams. The affordability of the workshops is fantastic, making the sessions available to individuals and those at smaller companies.

“These workshops educate attendees on best practices for designers looking to improve the quality of their work, and sessions covering automation and data-driven publishing help those creating personalized publications.”

Pricing and registration
GOA gives attendees a variety of registration options and pricing from which to choose. All early bird pricing, good for registration completed by January 31, 2013, is as follows:
Total Access Pass (includes all sessions): $369
Any Three Sessions: $175
Individual Sessions: $75/session
Spanish Total Access Pass (includes all sessions offered in Spanish): $279
For more information about GOA 2013, visit:, or call: 1-800-331-0461.

About Printing Association of Florida (PAF)
The Printing Association of Florida is one of the most active and influential printing associations in North America, with headquarters in Orlando, FL. More than 300 Florida-based graphic arts companies consider PAF their ultimate business partner. Governed by an all-volunteer board of directors elected by its membership, PAF is a not-for-profit association representing the interests of the graphic arts industry throughout the state. PAF is affiliated with Printing Industries of America, the world’s largest graphic arts trade association, making PAF members a part of the largest, most comprehensive graphic arts advocacy organization in the world. PAF is located at 6275 Hazeltine National Drive, Orlando, FL 32822. For information, call: (407) 240-8009; Fax: (407) 240-8333; or visit:

About Graphics of the Americas (GOA)
Now in its 38th year, Graphics of the Americas, produced annually by the Printing Association of Florida, takes place on February 21-23, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. GOA is one of the graphic communications industry’s largest annual combined exposition and conference in the U.S. With worldwide attendance, GOA is a unique event that attracts over 8,100 printers, designers, and creative professionals from North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. To register, or for more information, call 1-800-331-0461, or visit:

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